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Our Mission

To eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.

Our Vision

A world without Alzheimer’s disease.

Board of directors - STAR Chapter 


Mitch Moss, Chair
Eddie Garcia, Chair Elect
Will Jewell, Treasurer
Kelly Kerr, Secretary

John Dallahan, Member @ Large
Matt W. Spahn, Immediate Past Chair


Matthew Cohen
Genie McCartney
Don Roden
Diane Smith
Yvonne Trachta
Arturo (Art) Serna, Jr.
Jennifer Anderson
Elizabeth Spielhagen
Debbie Hand
Cristina Bringas


For more than 27 years, the Alzheimer's Association Chapters that merged to form the STAR Chapter have lead the fight against Alzheimer's disease and related disorders by increasing the understanding of dementia and its impact on family and community, providing information and support for those affected, and promoting the advancement of research.  The STAR Chapter was created in 2002 when six existing chapters in Texas realigned to enable them to strengthen their ability to provide services across a vast area of Texas. 

The Chapter is comprised of 127 Texas counties and covers an area of 156,388 square miles.  From our offices in Amarillo, El Paso, Lubbock, Midland, and San Antonio we provide and coordinate the provision of a comprehensive roster of Alzheimer’s disease related supportive programs and services.  These services include, but are not limited to:  1) 24-Hour Information and Referrals; 2) Family Caregiver Education and Training; 3) Support Group Sessions; 4) Medic-Alert / Safe Return Registration; and 5) Community Education and Awareness Raising Presentations.  The Alzheimer’s Association STAR Chapter is the only agency across our broad and diverse service delivery area dedicated specifically to the provision of Alzheimer’s disease related community programs and supportive services in a not-for-profit setting.


Alzheimer's Association

Our vision is a world without Alzheimer's
Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.